Environment and Safety

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Environment

ARTC will work through the appropriate environmental and planning assessment processes for each State to obtain the necessary approvals for construction to commence.

While Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland have different planning approval legislations, all three processes involve appropriate field studies, environmental assessments and community consultation.

Current EIS public exhibitions:

No current EIS public exhibitions.

Current applications:

Queensland

New South Wales

Victoria

No current applications.

Environment and Sustainability

The Inland Rail Environment and Sustainability Policy guides the planning, design and implementation of the Inland Rail Programme. Our Sustainable Procurement Policy outlines our commitment to embedding environmental, community and economic considerations in our procurement process.

Environmental policy

All works undertaken by Inland Rail will also be in accordance with the requirements of ARTC’s Environmental Policy.

The Environmental Policy provides a framework for continual improvement of an Environmental Management System and sets our commitments for managing potential environmental risks.

Safety

Maintaining safety for landowners, local community members, rail users and for external parties accessing the corridor is critical to ARTC.

Our goal

No-one is harmed at work or on our network.

Our commitment

We will support a safe and healthy workplace by providing:

  • Safe systems of work
  • A risk-based approach to achieve a safe work place and encourage safe behaviours
  • Plant and equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is fit for purpose
  • A workforce that is safety focused and appropriately competent
  • An environment that promotes a positive safety culture
  • Measureable and achievable objectives and targets
  • Monitoring of safety performance to promote continuous improvement.

We require all workers and visitors to:

  • Work safely at all times and care for the safety of others
  • Comply with relevant laws, which include rail safety, rehabilitation and work health and safety requirements
  • Take responsibility for their actions and the actions of others to ensure safe practices
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Follow safety procedures and reasonable instructions
  • Report all incidents, hazards and unsafe acts.

Environment

ARTC will work through the appropriate environmental and planning assessment processes for each State to obtain the necessary approvals for construction to commence.

While Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland have different planning approval legislations, all three processes involve appropriate field studies, environmental assessments and community consultation.

Current EIS public exhibitions:

No current EIS public exhibitions.

Current applications:

Queensland

New South Wales

Victoria

No current applications.

Environment and Sustainability

The Inland Rail Environment and Sustainability Policy guides the planning, design and implementation of the Inland Rail Programme. Our Sustainable Procurement Policy outlines our commitment to embedding environmental, community and economic considerations in our procurement process.

Environmental policy

All works undertaken by Inland Rail will also be in accordance with the requirements of ARTC’s Environmental Policy.

The Environmental Policy provides a framework for continual improvement of an Environmental Management System and sets our commitments for managing potential environmental risks.

Safety

Maintaining safety for landowners, local community members, rail users and for external parties accessing the corridor is critical to ARTC.

Our goal

No-one is harmed at work or on our network.

Our commitment

We will support a safe and healthy workplace by providing:

  • Safe systems of work
  • A risk-based approach to achieve a safe work place and encourage safe behaviours
  • Plant and equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is fit for purpose
  • A workforce that is safety focused and appropriately competent
  • An environment that promotes a positive safety culture
  • Measureable and achievable objectives and targets
  • Monitoring of safety performance to promote continuous improvement.

We require all workers and visitors to:

  • Work safely at all times and care for the safety of others
  • Comply with relevant laws, which include rail safety, rehabilitation and work health and safety requirements
  • Take responsibility for their actions and the actions of others to ensure safe practices
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Follow safety procedures and reasonable instructions
  • Report all incidents, hazards and unsafe acts.